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St. George Koige [Koge] Bay near Copenhagen
April 24th: 1801

My Dear Lloyd,
Although I scolded you for
Your last letter, about peer Commanders & such
stuff, yet my heart is always warm to you
and your friendship will be the pleasure
of my life let the world either Smile or frown
upon me. I know the envy of many both in
the late & present ministry are on me, but
whilst my heart tells me I do my business
like an honest man I can smile at their
dirty attempts to pull me down I stand by
myself a perfectly free independent man
and have seen too much of the world to become
the tool of any party. We are I suppose
on the road home for the Emperor of Russia
has ordered I can give no other name to
his helper Sir Hyde Parker & the Danes to be
quiet and for us not to enter the Sound but
to stay in the Cattegat [Kattegat Sea], however they may
settle matters I am fixed on fate to go to
England and get if possible a little
rest. the moment Peace comes, I shall go to

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Bronte & live under the shade of my great
Chesnut tree. Our good friend [Captain Thomas] Foley is very
well I have been a sad plague to him
for he has again in our search after the
Swedes taken me on board his Ship
hoping in 14 days from this date to take
you by the hand if you are in London, but
ever my Dear Lloyd Believe me your
most attatched (attached) & affectionate friend
Nelson & Bronte

Thomas Lloyd Esq.

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Thomas Lloyd Esqr: (Esquire)
Cilgwin [Cilgwyn] near
South Wales

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